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Seven Books You Might Have Missed That Are Worth The Read

Madelyn is a bibliophile and has loved reading since the beginning.

If you're looking for new book to read, or you're struggling to find one that you like, you've come to the right place. These seven books are definitely worth the read.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This fantasy thriller follows Kaz Brekker and his gang that have mastered the art of deceit. When Kaz is offered a deadly shot at wealth, he can't pass it up. But will the crew let love, revenge, and fear get in the way? Full of wit, charm, suspense, and grit, Six of Crows will keep you wanting more.

Although it was originally a duology, Leigh Bardugo is working on a third book.


These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

This heart wrenching re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, is nothing to ignore. In Shanghai, 1926, the blood feud between two gangs has sent the city into chaos. Juliette Cai is the ruthless heir of the Scarlet Gang. Their only adversary for power are the White Flowers, with Roma Montagov pushing for control. But something far bigger than them is in the making. Unless they set aside their love and betrayal from years ago, there will be no Shanghai left to rule.

These Violent Delights is a duology.


A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Chloe Davis was 12 when her father was arrested for the murders of six teenage girls. Her family was left trying to attempt a normal life. 20 years later, Chloe is a psychologist preparing for her wedding. Although she is happy, she often feels out of control. But when a local teen goes missing followed by another, Chloe's world crashes in, and she begins to do her own investigation. Is she finding connections that aren't truly there, or is Chloe about to uncover a killer?

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Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Shane has spent college focusing on perfect grades and keeping her parents happy. But she has made zero friends and life has become a routine. To mix things up, Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. This is her chance to make friends, fall in love, and find herself. But soon she comes face to face with the reality of her life. With Shane's plan beginning to fall apart, she finds that with courage, determination, and fate, anything is possible.


One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Five strangers walk into detention but only four of them walk out alive. Bronwyn is smart, Yale-bound, and never breaks the rules. Addy is gorgeous and expected to be homecoming queen. Nate, a criminal, already has a record. Cooper, a talented athlete. And Simon, the creator of the school gossip app, who never makes it out alive. The one thing they have in common, is that all of the classmates have secrets Simon had planned on outing. This makes all of them suspects...or scapegoats. Everyone has secrets but how far are they willing to go to keep them?

One of Us Is Lying is a duology.


Legend by Marie Lu

What used to be western United States is now considered the Republic, constantly at war with its bordering nation. June was born into a wealthy family, and as a teenager, is being groomed by the Republic to become part of their military. Day was born into the slums and is the Republic's most wanted criminal. But he might not be the villain the country makes him out to be. When June's brother Metias is murdered, Day becomes the prime suspect. While Day is struggling to keep his family alive, June is pursuing revenge. When the two uncover the truth together, they find the reality of what brought them together, and what their country truly is.

Legend is a four book series.


American Royals by Katharine McGee

When America won the Revolutionary War, George Washington won a crown. Two and a half centuries later America still has a monarchy. Beatrice has spent her whole life preparing for the role of queen, but as she gets closer to what she's worked for, it becomes overwhelming. Princess Samantha is carefree and always causing trouble. But nobody could have imagined the trouble caused by her love for a boy off-limits to her. Samatha's twin, Prince Jefferson is adored by America... and two very different girls he must choose between.

American Royals is a three book series.

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